GOALKEEPER Illan Meslier may be pulled out of the firing line as Leeds United face Leicester City at Elland Road in their crunch relegation game on Tuesday night.

The young Frenchman was at fault for both Fulham goals on Saturday as the off-colour Whites slumped to a 2-1 defeat to leave them just a point above the drop zone with six games remaining.

He had already faced criticism after successive heavy home defeats against Crystal Palace and Liverpool and his confidence must have been damaged after errors at Craven Cottage.

Meslier failed to deal with a centre allowing Harry Wilson to hammer in the first on 58 minutes, and then pushed a cross straight to Andreas Pereira to net with 18 minutes remaining.

Leeds crept back in the game when Patrick Bamford’s flick was diverted into his own goal by Joao Palhinha. But they could not build on the goal and it was Fulham who looked more likely to grab a third with Pereira’s free-kick shaking the bar and Meslier part redeeming himself with a brilliant stop from another free-kick from Willian.

Manager Javi Gracia has a huge call to make on the goalkeeping position against Leicester, who are just a point adrift of Leeds after beating Wolves 2-1 on Saturday

Does he stick with Meslier, United’s only ever-present in the Premier League, or does he bring in Joel Robles. The 32-year-old former Everton stopper has only started a couple of cup games for Leeds this season but has plenty of Premier League experience under his belt.

Gracia refused to point the finger at individuals after another sub-standard display but knows his side are in big trouble.

“I’m worried about everything,” he said in his post-match conference. “It’s our third defeat in a row and we have to improve, all the players, the level of the players. We have to recover their best level because we have to play a very, very important game and we need to be ready in all the different positions.

“It’s time to do it. We don’t have time, we cannot in this moment have doubts about that. We have to believe. We did it, four games ago, five games ago we did it and did it really well.”

He’s right to be worried as Leeds have problems all over the pitch. The midfield pairing of Marc Roca and Weston McKennie were virtually non-existent at Fulham offering no service to the attack and little protection to the defence. Brenden Aaronson, despite his footwork skills and energy, was knocked off the ball far too easily as Leeds could not get going.

The return of Liam Cooper and Max Wober improved the defence but the problem at right-back persists with Rasmus Kristensen enduring another nightmare afternoon against Brazilian veteran Willian while

If many United fans had their way Willy Gnonto, who was tearing up defences prior to the international break, would be a starter against Leicester, instead of getting a few minutes off the bench.